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Cloud Native, you said Cloud Native?

Yet another term that has become fashion these days. Cloud Native application, wow that sounds like something great, but what does it really mean and when is it truly helpful? According to Webopedia, Cloud-native app is a term promoted by... Continue Reading →

Cooking breakfast and Microservice granularity

Yesterday I released a blog entry talking about how to set-up transactions in a microservice approach. As I continue to explore the microservices world, let me take a moment and talk about granularity. What is the right granularity for a... Continue Reading →

Microservices & transactions, let’s drink a coffee.

Last week I was asked by a client to talk about microservices, discuss their characteristics and highlight what the implications were on the organization, the way existing applications could be transformed with microservices, where that transformation made sense and several... Continue Reading →

How to get started with BusDevOps

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about an integrated agile/DevOps approach, which I called BusDevOps (Agile & DevOps, why not BusDevOps?). The question of how to start often comes up. So, let me try answering it here. In... Continue Reading →

Agile & DevOps? Why not BusDevOps?

What is Agile? The term "agile software development" emerged from a gathering of industry thought-leaders in Snowbird, UT in 2001.  The term was first used in this manner and published in the now famous (or infamous) Agile Manifesto. It was... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for an “Uberized” Economy?

Years ago I read the story of a German student who, in the early 20th century went to the U.S. to study how the U.S. economy operated. He made following statement, “Enterprises will only exist as long as it is... Continue Reading →

App transformation and DevOps working in perfect harmony

This week I have the opportunity to participate in a client workshop on DevOps and public cloud. How do we get traditional applications and agile/DevOps approaches working together. As older operating systems are getting out of support, as workloads are... Continue Reading →

DevOps and Cloud, two trends for the digital enterprise

IT technology plays an increasing role in business. Despite the resistance of some, IT will play an ever increasing role in enterprises. Rather than being slow to embrace trends, enterprises should think at how to take advantage of the digital... Continue Reading →

Building an integrated Agile/DevOps Maturity Model showing how to progress

Having focused on the DevOps subject for some time now, I’ve been looking at how to characterize the maturity of enterprises in the DevOps space. And I found some quite interesting elements. Typical DevOps maturity models focus on the automation... Continue Reading →

Why IT should become an Internal Service Broker? Part 2

In the previous blog entry we started discussing why IT should become an internal service broker and I shared the first three steps of the process to get there. We started by defining the services that are expected from the... Continue Reading →

Why IT Should Become an Internal Service Broker

In the previous blog entry we talked about IT becoming service focused. We also talked about the IT environment becoming more complex as, in an effort to reduce cost, services and applications are hosted in a variety of platforms. These... Continue Reading →

Get Service Focused, Run at the Pace of the Business

Over the last year, I participated in a number of cloud deals involving large enterprises. Most of them consisted in the migration to a hybrid cloud including a private and a shared component. And for many it was really the first... Continue Reading →

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